The Filipinos are known to be very superstitious.
And whether we like it or not, we carry it with us
In our devotion to beauty pageants.
The pair of earings first worn by Miriam Quiambao
in Miss Universe 1999
Was said to have contained lucky charms.
But it proved not effective when Karen Agustin
Used it in Miss Universe 2002.
But it worked magic with Venus Raj when
She became a runner up in
Miss Universe 2010.
Georgina Sandico used this pair of earings in Binibining Pilipinas 1999.
In Binibining Pilipinas 2012, Janine used this and she won.
That year, pageant fanatics predicted that the one to wear
This pair of earings would be the crowned winner.
Indeed, they were right.
And oh, the most antique of them all:
First worn by Aileen Damiles, she won Miss Photogenic in
Miss Universe 1996.
Abbygale Arenas used this the following year,
And she also won Miss Photogenic in
Miss Universe 1007.
Jewel Mae Lobaton also used this in Binibining Pilipinas 1998,
She did not win but indeed, luck was on her side,
She replaced dethroined queen Tisha Silang
And became our Philippine delegate to
Miss Universe that year.
After long years of hiatus, this earing resurrected
Via Karla Bautista
Who became Asia Queen of Beauty in
Miss World 2005.
Venus Raj also had the chance to wear this
In a Pizza Hut commercial after she won as
Fourth runner up in Miss Universe 2010.
Finally, Shamcey used this and became Miss Universe 2011 third runner up.
And most of all,
Mutya Datul also used this one.
She just won Miss Supranational 2013 recently.
While these earings may have brought them luck
I believe winning and nailing it is entirely dependent upon
the beauty queen who wears it.